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Technical Competency Area in Certified Production Technician

The Technical Competency Area in Certified Production Technician will prepare students to work in entry level manufacturing related positions. The program is aligned with a national certification, Certified Production Technician (CPT) by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the TCA in Certified Production Technician will be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of basic manufacturing terms;
  2. show the importance of quality and ethics in the manufacturing environment;
  3. apply the concepts, principles, and tools used in Lean manufacturing to identify and reduce waste in the;
  4. demonstrate safe and correct usage of measuring devices in manufacturing;
  5. identify the basic components of a hydraulic system using a schematic;
  6. describe the types of instruments used in process control, explain instrumentation diagrams including symbols and numbering;
  7. define the parts of a robotic system, explain how robotics are used in industrial automation;
  8. apply and understand OSHA regulations and practices to perform work tasks safely;
  9. demonstrate an understanding of the major groups of metal types and their usage; and
  10. illustrate how common welding techniques, equipment, and tools are used to join metal shapes and plates.

Specific Degree Information:

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this Competency Area.

Required courses for the Technical Competency Area in Certified Production Technician

AMFG 107: Manufacturing Safety, Quality, and Measurements 3
AMFG 108: Manufacturing Processes, Production, and Maintenance Awareness 3
Total Credit Hours 6
Students must meet prerequisites before taking these courses.

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